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									       Tamil Nadu
       “7.5 MW Biomass Plants Using
       Agricultural Waste Limited” by
       Shriram Powergen Limited* & Shriram
       Non-Conventional Energy Limited*

   The Tamil Nadu biomass plant is located in the south of India. At full capacity, the plant can produce 7.5 MW of carbon neutral energy to the citizens of Tamil Nadu.

  The CDM mechanism enables agricultural
  residuals to be used for green electricity
  thereby reducing carbon emissions, creating
                                                                                                    i      Tamil Nadu in Brief:

  jobs and providing an extra income for the                                                      •	    First mover within biomass facilities in the state
  local farmers.                                                                                        of Tamil Nadu
                                                                                                  •	    Utilizes a wide variety of organic residuals
  The Idea                                                                                        •	    Combines climate change mitigation and rural
  The state of Tamil Nadu is located in the most southern                                               development.
  part of India, and contains an impressive cultural history                                      •	    Substitutes electricity based on fossil fuels
  including eight UNESCO world heritage sites.                                                    •	    Is expected to reduce approximately 400,000
                                                                                                        tones of CO2 before 2013 of which Denmark
  To support the cultural dimensions of the state, the                                                  buys 92.000 tonnes generated untill december
  country side of Tamil Nadu is providing agricultural                                                  2009.
  products to the local population as well as the main
  cities. The livelihood of the farmers can be scarce due
  to extensive competition with following low prices for                                      within its regional borders. The produced electricity will
  agricultural commodities.                                                                   be supplied to the regional grid, making the electricity
                                                                                              more stable in a combination with lower carbon
  Because of the Tamil Nadu CDM project, the farmers                                          content.
  are given an extra source of revenue, as agricultural
  residuals are sold and utilized for power generation in                                     The	project	benefits	from	the	result	of	a	successful
  newly established biomass generators. The project will                                      cooperation between KfW, the promotional bank of the
  thereby produce sustainable biomass electricity which                                       German Government, and the Danish Energy Agency
  is substituting electricity based on fossil fuels, providing                                who	finance	the	project	through	purchase	of	carbon
  extra income for the farmers and provides a stable                                          credits.
  supply of electricity to the population of Tamil Nadu.
                                                                                              Everyday Benefits
  The Project                                                                                 As	the	biomass	boilers	require	a	significant	volume
  The biomass boilers are unique as they utilize a broad                                      for agricultural residuals, it is expected to create
  variety	of	feedstock	including	coir	waste,	Julia	flora,	                                    approximately 400 additional jobs for residual
  rice husk and other locally available bio residuals. The                                    collection.	This	will	especially	benefit	the	poorest	in
  technology is direct combustion of biomass materials in                                     the communities, who are given the opportunity for
  the	multi-fuel	fired	boiler.                                                                extra income. At the main production site, the project
                                                                                              is expected to hire around 70 local workers, who will
  In connection with the boilers are two 7,5 MW.                                              gain new expertise and knowledge within biomass
  generators, which are considered a new technology in                                        technologies in addition to a stable income.
  the state, which only contains four other bio energy sites
                                                                                              As the residuals are collected rather than dumped
                                                                                              in	the	field,	the	project	is	also	contributing	to	a
  * Subsidiary of Orient Green Power Company Limited

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Demonstration of the high end technology and related monitoring facilities.

cleaner local environment, as the residuals no longer
are left to decompose. The decomposing used to
produce smelly methane emissions, unsanitary
working environments and be a breeding ground for
mosquitoes and other inspects.

Future Prospects
The United Nations consider renewable energy
as a key component for sustainable development.
This	approach	is	reflected	in	the	principles	of	the                             The	Danish	State	has	signed	its	first	CDM	project	in	India,	located	in	the	
Government of India, who has a focus on green                                   most southern part near the towns of Dindigul and Pattukkotai.

energy technologies with a sustainable impact in the
rural areas of India.

The Tamil Nadu Biomass CDM project is a clear
outcome of these international versions and positions,                         For further information, please contact:
as mitigation of climate change is well integrated with
livelihood strategies and development. It is therefore                         Kamilla Kristensen Rai
likely that the plant and CDM project will inspire other                       Email: kkr@ens.dk
stakeholders and investors within the green energy                             Telephone: +45 3392 7556
sector for similar initiatives.

At the Tamil Nadu biomass plant coconut fronds are used in the proction of    Residuals from maize are utilized to produce energy at the biomass plant.
renewable energy.
Updated January 2012

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